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Student Leadership

Student leadership at Riverside is based on the belief that all students have the potential to be leaders in their own right. All students journey to discover their strengths under the guidance of teachers. We aim to nurture students who are able to exercise self, peer and thought leadership in their area of influence. Councillors, sports leaders, CCE champs, CCA leaders and Class Committee Exco learn how to positively influence others to achieve a shared goal in both the school and community. The Student Council represents the pinnacle of student leadership and represents the student population in the school.

Student leaders are given many opportunities throughout the years to sharpen their leadership skills. They play an important role in inspiring and rallying students together to achieve and build the school spirit and school culture. A student leader role-models and serves and guides the rest of the student population.

Student leadership development at Riverside is guided by the five practices of exemplary leadership posited by Kouzes and Posner:
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership Ten Commitments
Model the Way

Clarify values by finding your voice and affirming shared ideals

Set the example by aligning actions with shared values

Inspire the Heart 

Envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities

Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations 
 Challenge the Process

Search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking outward for innovative ways to improve

Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from experience

 Enable Others to Act

Foster collaboration by building trust and facilitating relationships

Strengthen others by increasing self determination and developing competence 
Encourage the Heart

Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence

Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community
          Source: The Student Leadership Challenge, The Five Practices for Exemplary Leaders

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Our Student Council President and Vice President leading the school in the school song, My Best and More, at the annual Speech and Prize Giving Day
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"We will learn and serve with honour, pride, courage and integrity." -- Our 20th Student Council at the Student Leaders' Investiture